Work - Justice - Love
Arul Anandar College
(An Autonomous Institution Affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University)
Re-accredited (3rd cycle) by NAAC with 'A' Grade - CGPA 3.66 on a 4-point scale
Karumathur - 625 514, Madurai District, Tamilnadu
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Department of English Literature

One of the many strengths of the department is the Bridge Course, which has one credit in the Curriculum. It is offered to all the UG students with the intention of helping them gain proficiency in English and express themselves fluently.

The Department of English Language and Literature conducts seminar every year in order to expose the learners to the field of literature. The themes of the conferences are based on the socio cultural impacts in the rural and global arena. The main objective of the conference is to enlighten the young minds of the students. The research scholars and faculty members from other institutions also attend and get benefited by the conferences. The papers presented by the students, faculty and the research scholars in the conferences are published in reputed journals every year.

The department has come out with many healthy and creative practices to enhance the communicative skills of the students not only the BA English students but also for the benefit of the students of other disciplines. As such, BELL Association trained the students to improve their communicative ability in 2014.

The Department of English Language and Literature conducts the Theater Fest program every year to tap the theatrical skills of the students. It is an intra-collegiate competition in which students enact plays. Prior to the event, a workshop will be conducted to train the students in theatrical skills. The Department conducts English drama competition every academic year in order to give the students a taste of participatory and experiential learning. Thus, the department offers an all-round training in intellectual, cultural, social, emotional, physical, aesthetic, moral theatrical and spiritual aspects.

Seshat, the English Literary Association, conducted an Inter-Collegiate Literary Competitions in 2016-2017. In 2018, a workshop specially meant for the girl students was conducted on Montessori Teaching Jobs.

To improve the vocabulary power of the students, a novel venture, namely, 'A Word A Week', the display of a word on the notice board with meaning, along with Phonetic Transcription and usage of it in sentence, was inaugurated in 2019-2020.

The department offers an opportunity to upgrade the members of the Faculty and PG students of the department with knowledge by forming Book-Club during the Academic Year 2019-2020. The faculty members and the students present the review of books once in every semester. Oratorium, an inter-departmental Speaking Skill Initiative in order to communicate with ease. In 2016, the inter-departmental public-speaking forum was inaugurated to enhance student's speaking skill in English.